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Climate action ‘cannot trample over the poor’, says UN chief Guterres

The UN Secretary-General on Friday launched an initiative focusing on ensuring fairness, sustainability and respect for human rights throughout the entire process of sourcing and using critical minerals needed for the clean energy transition.

COP28: Science points to ‘climate collapse’ as UN chief Antonio Guterres calls for action

The world is heating up at an unprecedented pace, new climate data shows, and leaders gathered for the COP28 conference which opened in Dubai on Thursday must get us out of “deep trouble”, UN chief António Guterres said.

Climate inaction puts lives on the line: WMO

Insufficient progress towards climate goals is slowing down the global fight against poverty, hunger and deadly diseases, according to a report released on Thursday by the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

As polluted flows India-Bangladesh transboundary river Ichamati, climate warriors talk action

Kolkata/IBNS: Enamoured by its beauty, even Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore, in a poem, had expressed a desire to turn into the Ichamati River if he ever acquired the magical power to change his form to whatever he wished for.

A liveable future for all is possible, if we take urgent climate action: flagship UN report

New York: A major UN “report of reports” from the authoritative Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), outlines the many options that can be taken now, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to human-caused climate change.

Move for Earth: Kolkata based organisation launches programme to spread awareness about Climate Action

Kolkata/IBNS: With climate change a major concern across the globe, various organisations are trying to address the issue in their way and spread awareness about Climate Action.

‘Moment for Nature’ essential to beat back threats, spur climate action

With less than eight years remaining to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, the President of the UN General Assembly convened a ‘Moment for Nature’ debate on Tuesday to examine the interconnected environmental threats hampering efforts to achieve sustainable development.

New UN financing initiative goes live to power climate action

New York: A new UN-led financing tool to strengthen weather and climate forecasting, improve life-saving early warning systems, safeguard jobs, and underpin climate adaptation for long-term resilience, officially opened for business on Thursday.

Guterres urges developed countries to deliver on climate pledge for vulnerable nations

New York: With world leaders expressing hope that the goal of supplying $100 billion a year in climate finance support for developing countries is within reach, the UN Secretary-General warned on Tuesday that the target would likely not be met until 2023 and would require additional funding after that.

Integrate water supplies and climate action, world leaders urge

New York: Water and climate action must be integrated to ensure sufficient water supply in the face of a rising global population and environmental degradation, a coalition of world leaders said on Tuesday.

Countries most at risk, lead the way on climate action

New York: Vulnerable countries are stepping up and taking climate action, amid a slow response from some of the biggest emitters of carbon dioxide, said the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Thursday.

UN chief urges ministers to provide ‘decisive leadership’ on climate action

New York: With nations striving to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating impacts, efforts must focus on decarbonizing the global economy and building a more inclusive and resilient future, the UN Secretary-General said on Monday.

COP24: A million lives could be saved by 2050 through climate action, UN health agency reveals

New York, Dec 6 (IBNS): Taking bold climate action now, could help save a million lives and a lot of money by the middle of the century, said the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday, launching a special report as part of the ongoing COP24 climate conference in Katowice, Poland.

Now is a ‘pivotal time for climate action’ says UN chief, looking to ozone layer gains

New York, Sept 17 (IBNS): With record-breaking heat once again enveloping the earth this year, United Nations Secretary-GeneralAntónio Guterres said it was also “a pivotal time for climate action”, marking  the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, on Sunday.